Historical fiction is the theme of December's lit talks, and on Wednesday, December 16 Regina presents "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia. In the summer of 1968 three sisters travel from New York to California during the height of the Black Panther movement to reconnect with the mother who abandoned them years before. As oldest sister Delphine comes to terms with her mother's decision to pursue her poetry instead of yielding to a more conventional role within the family, she learns what community really is. It means drawing together to protect younger siblings, people's rights, and the knowledge and experiences gained while growing up amidst changing times. Middle-school readers and their families are welcome to listen and participate.